Sunday, December 21, 2008

Joel in Ethiopia

Just thought I would post a few pictures of where Joel has been lately. These are not pictures that he took but ones I found on the web after he told me on chat where he's been lately. Enjoy:

Fantale Volcano located in Awash National Park
Awash river in Awash National Park

Simen Mountains National Park (This is where they are going later this week with Martina and Robbie)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Inside Scoop

MUSICAL GENE MANIPULATION: Have you ever heard a combination between a dirge and Joy to the World? If not, then come to my nursing graduation tonight at 7 pm in the Collegedale Church. You won't be disappointed.

WARNING 1: If you've played in weddings a lot, plug your ears during the beginning processional. I promise, I had NOTHING to do with the piece chosen!

WARNING 2: Don't sit on the outermost edge of the outermost pews. If you do, your hair might go up in flames.

WARNING 3: You can feel free to leave after our Joy to the World dirge. All the rest is just hoop-la that is only meaningful to the faculty. (and maybe our parents... ;) )

BOTTOM LINE: Nursing Pinning/Graduation. 7 pm. Collegedale Church. BE THERE! :D

Monday, December 15, 2008

In the arms of a little child

I have tried for years to pick my Father up. I think it all started when I saw Joel pick him up in the kitchen of our Idaho dream house. (well, I still dream about it!) After that, I tried numerous times to emulate his feat. But Dad would always do this "bendy-knee" trick to keep his young daughter from succeeding. Even when I was a strapping 17 and 18 year old, I failed to catch him unawares enough to succeed in picking him up.

It's been over 12 years in coming, but tonight, success was achieved! Now I have something to fight back with when my brother says that I'm not good at inter temporal discounting.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Today I took the road less traveled by

And it made all the difference

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Purple Confession

I have a confession to make:

I like purple...

Not just any purple... DARK purples

I haven't liked purple in a long time. My dear friend Caitlin's favorite color is periwinkle... I never liked it. (sorry caitlin!) But, I must admit, I am coming to see the purple light.

Isn't it nice that we can change our minds? I think so :)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ludwig's Angina

my blood sugar is high

my total car mileage was 230032

i've spent 39 of the past 72 hours in the hospital. The other 33 hours i've spent driving to/from Erlanger, eating, reading, and sleeping. Nothing else. (well, maybe 2 minutes per day to check my e-mail)

i was so tired tonight that i couldn't even eat the ultra-yummy fudge at the bottom of my Turtle Caramel Nut milkshake

i don't want to get up at 4 tomorrow. but i can't get a sub because i have a book to read and a paper to write in those very precious four hours at the front desk.

i got guacamole sauce on my stethoscope because i forgot to take it off when i went into Moe's

i'm drowning in my mess on my floor. i don't know when i'll get a spare second to clean it

i got goosebumps when i saw Erlanger's life force helicoptor. *sigh*

i have no idea what time my class is tomorrow or what i'm going to write in my paper

yesterday, one nurse commented "I didn't see the Dr at all. Actually, I was so busy, I don't think i woulda seen Jesus had he walked by". at first i was shocked; then i was convicted. ouch.

it is wonderfully windy outside and i felt on my forehead the first drops of the threatening thunderstorm. if i weren't so tired, i stay out and enjoy it.

i'm going to bed